Student Responds To Bullies By Sticking Up Positive Message Post-Its – School Accuses Her Of Littering 5 years ago

Student Responds To Bullies By Sticking Up Positive Message Post-Its – School Accuses Her Of Littering

A student responded to bullies in her school in the most inspiring way – by sticking postivie message post-it notes to their lockers and every student’s locked in the school. Her school though reprimanded her for littering when some of the post-its fell to the floor.

Caitlin Prater-Haacke, a student at George McDougall High School in Alberta, Canada, decided to address her cyber bullies. Following her locker being broken into, bullies stealing her iPad and later sending her messages telling her to die, Caitlin decided to react with the act of kindness.

Caitlin decided to arrive to school before her classmates, and began sticking post-it notes with positive messages, like “you’re beautiful” and “you’re awesome,” on all 850 lockers.

Caitlin decided to perform her act of kindness because she felt bullying in her school isn’t really addressed, and she wanted to boost morale by doing something positive.


Her school though failed to see the bigger picture, and accused the student of causing littering in their hallways. The local town however proved much more supportive, and launched an initiative called Positive Post-It Day on October 9th, which encourages people to leave anonymous notes of kindness for others.
Images via The Calgary Sun